Jacob VandenbergAssistant Professor of Medicine (Research), Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Dr. van den Berg received his M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Yale University and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida. He completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at Duke University and his postdoctoral clinical and research training through the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research) in the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. van den Berg also serves as the Program Director of the Brown University AIDS Program and Core Manager of the Prevention Sciences Core of the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research. In addition, he is an Affiliated Scientist with the Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS and a Scholar in the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions.
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Dr. Jacob J. van den Berg's research focuses on the development and evaluation of community-based behavioral and biomedical health interventions for underserved and marginalized groups. He is particularly interested in advancing the integration of health informatics (eHealth/mHealth) and behavioral strategies for preventing HIV/STIs and for sexuality education. Dr. van den Berg utilizes both quantitative and qualitative approaches, as well as mixed methodologies in his research.
Jacob J. van den Berg, Ph.D., M.S., is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research) in the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. van den Berg is a counseling psychologist whose research has included HIV prevention work with people of color, sexual minorities, and persons living with severe mental illness. His primary research interest focuses on the development and evaluation of community-based behavioral and biomedical health interventions for vulnerable and underserved populations. A central component of his program of research is to advance the integration of health informatics (eHealth/mHealth) and behavioral strategies for preventing HIV/STIs and substance use among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. He is also particularly interested in conducting research on reducing and eliminating health disparities among minority populations. Dr. van den Berg utilizes both quantitative and qualitative approaches, as well as mixed methodologies in his research.
Current Research Support:
2016-2020 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Reaching Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino MSM through Social Media about Treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis"
2016-2017 - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, CFAR Developmental Award, "Acceptability of Next-Generation Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Formulations among Young African American and Hispanic/Latino MSM at Two Urban Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics"
2012-2017 - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, "The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research"
2016-2020 - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, "New England AIDS Education and Training Center"
Past Research Support (within past 3 years):
2012-2016 - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, "Minority Populations (MP) Resource Core"
2012-2016 - National Institute of Mental Health, "A Pilot Gaming Adherence Program for Youth Living with HIV"
2013-2014 - National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, "Utilizing Systematic Reviews to Understand HIV Health Disparities among African American Men"
2011-2013 - National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, "Eliminating HIV Health Disparities among African American Men"
2011-2012 - National Institute on Drug Abuse, CDAAR Developmental Award, "The Impact of Food Insecurity on HIV Risk among Individuals who are Substance Users and are Homeless in the Providence Metropolitan Area"
2013 - The National Institutes of Health's Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program
2011 - The National Institutes of Health's Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program
2007 - Outstanding Graduate Student Award Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs, Special Recognition
2007 - University of Florida's Department of Psychology Outstanding Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Award
2006 - University of Florida's Department of Psychology Behavioral Medicine Team Outstanding Researcher Award
2006 - Allyn & Bacon/Longman Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award in Psychology
2005 - The Chancellor's List for Academic Excellence
2004 - University of Florida's Presidential Outstanding Student Award for Academic Achievement
2002 - Yale University Commencement Student Grand Marshall
2002 - American Psychological Association's HIV/AIDS Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention
2001 - Yale University Office of Diversity & Equal Opportunity Fellow
2001 - Yale University Bush Center in Child Development & Social Policy Fellow
1997-present - American Psychological Association
2005-present - American Public Health Association
2009-2012 - Rhode Island Community Planning Group for HIV Prevention
2012-present - Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions
2013-present - Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
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